The Cheetah Girls (film)

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The Cheetah Girls
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Promotional film poster
Based on The Cheetah Girls 
by Deborah Gregory
Written by Alison Taylor
Directed by Oz Scott
Starring Adrienne Bailon
Sabrina Bryan
Kiely Williams
Theme music composer John Van Tongeren
Mark Mothersbaugh
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Whitney Houston
David Geffen
Production company(s) Brownhouse Productions
Geffen Pictures
Distributor Buena Vista Domestic Television
Original network Disney Channel
Original release August 15, 2003 (2003-08-15)
Followed by The Cheetah Girls 2

The Cheetah Girls is a 2003 musical comedy film, the first for Disney Channel and Walt Disney Pictures, based on a bestselling series of young adult books of the same name by Deborah Gregory.


A four-member teen girl group named the Cheetah Girls go to a Manhattan high school for the performing arts and try to become the first freshmen to win the talent show in the school's history. During the talent show auditions, they meet a big-time producer named Jackal Johnson, who tries to make the group into superstars, but the girls run into many problems. Galleria becomes a full-time snob and forgets her friends, Dorinda has to choose between her friends or the dance club and other things that could break the Cheetah Girls apart permanently.


Main cast[edit]

Supporting cast[edit]

  • Lynn Whitfield - Dorothea Garibaldi, Galleria's mother
  • Juan Chioran - Francobollo Garibaldi, Galleria's father
  • Lori Anne Alter as Juanita Simmons, Chanel's mother
  • Vince Corazza - Jackal Johnson, a record producer and the film's antagonist
  • Kyle Schmid-Derek, Galleria's love interest
  • Kyle Saunders - Pucci (Chanel's little brother)
  • Rothaford Gray - Dodo
  • Ennis Esmer - Rick (Comedian)
  • Johnie Chase - Doorman
  • Kim Roberts - Mrs. Bosco (Dorinda's foster mom)
  • Sandra Caldwell - Drinka Champane


The film was directed by Oz Scott and produced by Whitney Houston, Debra Martin Chase and Co Producer Cheryl Hill. The script was written by Alison Taylor and the music was composed by John Van Tongeren and Mark Mothersbaugh. It was shot during October and November 2002 in Toronto, Canada and Manhattan, New York City, New York.


An original motion picture soundtrack containing songs from and inspired by the film was released on August 12, 2003 by Walt Disney Records and Columbia Records. The soundtrack went to #33 on the Billboard 200 and was certified Double Platinum.



The movie premiered with 6.5 million viewers. The DVD sold 800,000 copies.[1]

Video games[edit]

Film sequels[edit]

The sequel is about a talented teen quartet who take a whirlwind tour of Spain to pursue their dreams of pop superstardom. Its premiere received a total of over 8.1 million viewers."The Party's Just Begun" at a Graduation Party for the Manhattan Magnet's Class of 2006. While having a sleep-over at Galleria's, Chanel tells the girls that her mother, Juanita, is planning a trip to Barcelona, Spain, where they will be visiting Luc, Juanita's boyfriend. Chanel is upset and does not want to see Luc, while the other girls are upset about being separated for the summer. Aqua sees a shooting star, and the girls make a wish together-to go to Spain with Chanel. Right after that, they find an article in a magazine advertising a music competition there and decide to enter. The whole movie is shot in Barcelona, Spain, including the parts that took place in New York City.

With Galleria at college in Spain, Chanel (Adrienne Bailon), Dorinda (Sabrina Bryan), and Aqua (Kiely Williams) are cast in a lavish musical. But their excitement turns to surprise when they learn that this musical will shoot in New Delhi, India, instead of Hollywood. The whole movie took place in New Delhi, India. The Cheetah Girls travel across the globe and receive an even bigger surprise. The musical's director must choose only one Cheetah for the role and the girls are forced to make a decision. Do they stick together or does one do it alone? This movie was shot in Udaipur, India. This movie premiered with 6.2 million viewers.


  1. ^ R. Thomas Umstead (August 20, 2006). 'Cheetah Girls 2’ Aims to Be Next 'Musical’. Accessed 2009-05-14.

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